Category Archives: Sushi

Fountains Brunch at Jasmine, Las Vegas NV

Jasmine Welcome Platter – Apricot/Blueberry/Strawberry Jam, Compressed Melon Skewers, Blueberry Danish, Chocolate Muffin, Banana Muffin, Pain Au Chocolate, Butter Croissant Coffee Sui Mai/Har Gao/Char Siew Bao/Peking Duck Bao American Caviar, Buckwheat Waffle, Chive Crème Fraiche/ Tuna Poke with Mango in … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Breakfast, Coffee, Crab, Croissant, Dessert, Foie, Food, Fountains Brunch, Fountains Brunch at Jasmine, French Toast, Ice Cream, Jasmine, Las Vegas, Lobster, Nevada, Pork, Sushi, Waffles

Yonaka Modern Japanese, Las Vegas NV

Yonaka Modern Japanese Cucumber Basil Martini – Sake, Basil, Cucumber, Lemon Compressed Cucumber, Tomato, Salmon Eggs, Micro-basil Crispy Brussel Sprouts – Lemon, Chili, Mint, Puffed Rice Beet Fries – Rosemary, Sea Salt, Housemade Kewpie-style mayo Karaage – Fried Chicken, Jalapeno, … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Las Vegas, Nevada, Pork, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Yonaka, Yonaka Modern Japanese

Uchi, Austin TX

Uchi Pomegranate Tea Beet Sorbet with Candied Lemon Ume Jiso Roll – Cucumber and Japanese Plum Tempura Kabocha Bacon Steakie – Pork Belly, Watermelon, Radish, Citrus, Thai Basil Mustang Makimono – Freshwater Eel, Yellowtail, Tobiko, Avocado Machi Cure – Smoked … Continue reading

Posted in Austin, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Pork, Sushi, Texas, Uchi, Vacation

Wing Lei, Las Vegas NV

Wing Lei         Dim Sum: Shark Fin Dumpling, Pork Dumpling, Lobster Dumpling, Steamed Pork Bun, Scallop Custard, Har Gow, XLB, Tea Smoked Duck, Soy Chicken, Baked Pork Bun, Shrimp Balls, Egg Custard, Azuki Bean Sesame Balls, Sweet … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Crab, Dessert, Food, Lobster, Octopus, Pork, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Wing Lei, Wing Lei Dim Sum Brunch

Yellowtail, Las Vegas NV

Yellowtail Beverages Oysters Big Eye Tuna Pizza/Crispy Kalbi Roll Baked Crab Hand Roll Being completely honest, I’m usually not a fan of “special events,” guest chefs, or the dumbed-down truncated experience of “Restaurant Week” but at $26 (after a deep … Continue reading

Posted in Crab, Food, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Yellowtail

Shunji, Los Angeles CA

Shunji Shirako Tofu in miso with rapeseed oil Arugula Salad with Lobster, Beets, Japanese Pears, Blue Cheese Cured Salmon, Bluefin, Red Grouper Tomato Agadashi Tofu with Japanese Eggplant and Shishito Pepper Squid, Squid Ink, Uni, Truffle, Quail Egg Yolk Miso … Continue reading

Posted in California, Crab, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Lobster, Los Angeles, Shunji, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation

[lost meals] Ichiza and Kabuto, Las Vegas NV

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Ichiza, Kabuto, Las Vegas, lost meals, Nevada, Sushi, Vacation

Blanca at Roberta’s, Brooklyn NY

The Gist: Roberta’s is a hip pizza place in Brooklyn – at least to the majority of its patrons – but to those in the know it is so much more and in March of 2011 I had the opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in Blanca, Bread Basket, Brooklyn, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Italian, New York, Roberta's, Sushi, Sweetbreads, Tasting Menu, Vacation

Rogue 24, Washington DC

The Gist: Taken directly from the website because I couldn’t possibly sum it up better myself, “Rogue 24 is all about the unexpected…to wildly imaginative dishes and the theater-like setup where the kitchen acts as a culinary stage. Rogue 24 … Continue reading

Posted in Coffee, Crab, DC, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Macaroon, Pork, Rogue 24, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation, Vidalia 24, Washington

Per Se [2], New York NY

When I started planning this trip to New York the number one destination on my list was a return to Per Se; with stellar extended tasting menus at both The French Laundry under Corey Lee and Per Se under Jonathan … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Breakfast, Coffee, Crab, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Macaroon, New York, Pancakes, Per Se, Pork, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Truffle

Brushstroke, New York NY

…believe it or not, planning a trip to New York is far more difficult than planning a trip to someplace new – as a matter of fact, of all the places I travel yearly I almost always have the most … Continue reading

Posted in Bouley, Brushstroke, Crab, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Lobster, New York, Pork, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation

The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena CA

My trip to Paris in April led to a renewed faith in the United States Michelin Guides; having dined at six 3* temples of gastronomy and four 2* establishments during our nine days in town I found that on the … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Lobster, Meadowood, Napa, San Francisco, St. Helena, Sushi, Tasting Menu, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Vacation

Saison, San Francisco CA

To anyone who knows me they’ll realize that my vacation planning is extensive – there are things I enjoy (the visual arts, music, and sports in no particular order) and if I can fit in some great dining all the … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Crab, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Lobster, Saison, San Francisco, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Vacation

Kakui and Oliveto, Oakland CA

As the primary point of this visit to the Bay Area was indeed a job recruitment/interview part of the reason that so many of my meals were quick snacks and places not requiring reservations was the variability of the schedule…as … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Croissant, Food, Kakui, Oakland, Oliveto, Sushi, Vacation

O Ya, Boston MA

Save for the newly appointed Restaurant at Meadowood the only stateside Michelin 3-Star I’ve not yet been is MASA and considering how frequently I visit New York this is admittedly no accident. Call me crazy or call me unrefined but … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Dessert, Foie, Lobster, Massachusetts, O Ya, Pork, Sushi, Truffle, Vacation

Matsuhisa, Los Angeles CA

Dining with two who prefer their seafood cooked but wanting to have some high quality sushi during our most recent trip to LA there were a number of choices, but in the end I went with the most “LA” of … Continue reading

Posted in California, Dessert, Ice Cream, Los Angeles, Matsuhisa, Sushi, Tiramisu, Vacation

Kihachi [2], Columbus OH

When I last visited Kihachi – almost 2 years ago despite it being less than a mile from my door – I stated “from the moment you enter the door to the moment you leave the experience is challenging yet … Continue reading

Posted in Columbus, Food, Kihachi, Octopus, Ohio, Sushi

VOLT Table 21, Frederick MD

I’ll be honest – I don’t watch Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, or any of those cooking shows…though I do enjoy Iron Chef on occasion. With that fact in mind, when I originally started planning my trip to DC I really … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Coffee, Foie, Food, Frederick, Ice Cream, Macaroon, Maryland, Pork, Sushi, Table 21, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation, VOLT

Komi, Washington DC

In planning the family trip to DC it must be noted that the trip itself was functioning as Christmas, Graduation, and Birthday for me – I worked overnight call for every major holiday this year and as such requested each … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Dessert, Ice Cream, Komi, Octopus, Pork, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Vacation, Washington

L2o, Chicago IL

An obvious fan of food blogs, French chefs, and seafood I will fully admit that I’ve been a stalker of Chef Laurent Gras’ L2O Blog and Facebook page since shortly after the restaurant actually opened for business – hype, smart … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Chicago, Croissant, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Illinois, L2o, Lobster, Macaroon, Pork, Souffle, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation